Jackie Martling: The Bruce Springsteen of Long Island

About a month ago, Robin revealed that she'd received an email straight from Joke Land asking her to vote for former Stern Show writer Jackie 'the Joke Man' Martling.

He wasn't running for office or anything, he had written a song and wanted everyone on his email list to vote for it. If the song won, it would be produced by genuine super producers the Ostinato Brothers.

The name of the song was 'Your Mom's so Fat' and we're sorry to say, it didn't win. But if you scroll through the website, you'll come across another Martling original that did win and was professionally produced.

It's a heartfelt, serious song called 'Oowee Long Island' and it was written by Jackie before he became a comedy icon. According to Jackie, he was fed up with people asking him where Long Island was, and annoyed that New Jersey was getting so much attention thanks to a young Bruce Springsteen.

Jackie felt that he could become – and maybe did become – the Bruce Springsteen of Long Island. (Howard thought maybe Billy Joel owned that title, but what does he know?)

'Oowee Long Island' is a passionate, guitar-driven anthem for anybody who has had to commute to the city on the Long Island Railroad.

Jackie would go on to release many, many songs – and instead of subtle lyrics about 'Mary' in the 'front seat' like Bruce wrote, he went straight for the clear message.

See: 'I'm smoking pot, I've got my dick out, and I'm thinkin' 'bout you.'